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Real Art!: The Paint by Number Book & Kit

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If you were a lucky kid, like me, your parents occasionally shelled out a few bucks for a paint by number set. Relive those days with this great book and kit. There are ten — count 'em — ten different scenes to paint and the handy booklet gives you pointers on taking your painting to a new level. Buy one for your kids and then elbow them out of the way and dig into the paints yourself. No better way to get through the gray days of winter!
Recommended by Beth, Powells.com

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Yes you can! Give the gift of art. Give the gift of creativity. Give the gift of fun. Because now we can all paint with the best of them. Drawn from the annals of America's fondly remembered pastimes, Real Art! is an all-new, cleverly designed paint by number kit and the coolest gift of the season.

Open the box and discover everything an artist needs to create a gallery of paintings suitable for framing--ten white "canvas" boards, 18 oversized pots of acrylic paint, and two brushes, one narrow and one medium. The images, newly created by artist Nancy Stahl, are iconic: a still life of luscious pears. A clipper ship in full sail. Tropical parrots in a study of exuberant hue. The geisha. The bustling street scene. And two bona fide masterpieces: van Gogh's Sunflowers and, yes, the Mona Lisa. Plus, pulling the full experience together is a 64-page full-color book of history, appreciation, and instruction. Illustrated throughout, it traces the canon of PBN subjects and artists, including the original brouhaha over its place in the culture; and provides a how-to-paint primer--including how to improvise, from choosing a varied color palette to leaving parts of the canvas blank, à la Warhol; plus tips on displaying your work and, ultimately, becoming a PBN collector.

Synopsis:

Drawn from the annals of America's fondly remembered pastimes, "Real Art!" is an all-new, cleverly designed paint by number kit, and arguably the coolest gift of the season. Consumable.

Synopsis:

A book-style case houses an inset blending tray, 10 newly created paint by number "canvas" boards, 18 oversize pots of acrylic paint, 2 brushes, and a 64-page full-color book in this one-of-a-kind do-it-yourself art collection. Each canvas represents a popular paint by numbers genre, including: a still life with flowers, puppies portrait, classic Parisian street scene, geisha, tropical parrots, American Southwest landscape, clipper ship on the high seas, cottage on a snowy night, van Gogh's Sunflowers, and the Mona Lisa. REAL ART! THE PAINT BY NUMBER BOOK & KIT guides artists through a brief, lively history of paint-by-numbers, describes how to successfully make the paintings "original" to the artist, and explains how to use techniques employed by the masters. Ideas for hanging and display are also included.

About the Author

Douglas Brenner is a writer, editor, and art historian by training. A former editor-in-chief of Martha Stewart Living, he also worked as an editor at Garden Design, Travel and Leisure, House and Garden, and other national magazines. He lives in New York City.Nancy Stahl, who creates the artwork for the Paint by Number Calendar, is an artist and illustrator whose work has been used as large as billboards and as small as stamps for the U.S. Postal Service. She lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780761135869
Subtitle:
Kit
Author:
Stahl, Nancy
Author:
Brenner, Douglas
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company
Subject:
General
Subject:
Painting
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Techniques - General
Subject:
Children s All Ages - Art
Subject:
ART / Techniques/Painting
Publication Date:
20041101
Binding:
Kit
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
book: 8" x 5 1/2", , package: 9" x 12 x
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
12.12x9.04x2.06 in. 3.20 lbs.

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Product details 64 pages Workman Publishing - English 9780761135869 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

If you were a lucky kid, like me, your parents occasionally shelled out a few bucks for a paint by number set. Relive those days with this great book and kit. There are ten — count 'em — ten different scenes to paint and the handy booklet gives you pointers on taking your painting to a new level. Buy one for your kids and then elbow them out of the way and dig into the paints yourself. No better way to get through the gray days of winter!

"Synopsis" by , Drawn from the annals of America's fondly remembered pastimes, "Real Art!" is an all-new, cleverly designed paint by number kit, and arguably the coolest gift of the season. Consumable.

"Synopsis" by , A book-style case houses an inset blending tray, 10 newly created paint by number "canvas" boards, 18 oversize pots of acrylic paint, 2 brushes, and a 64-page full-color book in this one-of-a-kind do-it-yourself art collection. Each canvas represents a popular paint by numbers genre, including: a still life with flowers, puppies portrait, classic Parisian street scene, geisha, tropical parrots, American Southwest landscape, clipper ship on the high seas, cottage on a snowy night, van Gogh's Sunflowers, and the Mona Lisa. REAL ART! THE PAINT BY NUMBER BOOK & KIT guides artists through a brief, lively history of paint-by-numbers, describes how to successfully make the paintings "original" to the artist, and explains how to use techniques employed by the masters. Ideas for hanging and display are also included.
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